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Greif's CEO Discusses F1Q2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: GEF

Greif, Inc. ( GEF)

F1Q2012 Earnings Conference Call

March 1, 2012 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Debra Strohmaier – Vice President, Corporate Communications

Robert M. McNutt – Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

David Fischer – President and CEO

Analysts

Phil M. Gresh - JP Morgan Chase & Co

Ghansham Panjabi - Robert W. Baird & Co.

Mark Wilde - Deutsche Bank

Gabe Hajde - Wells Fargo Securities

Steven Chercover – D.A. Davidson

Walt Liptak – Barrington Research

Presentation

Operator

Greetings and welcome to the Greif Inc. First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host Debra Strohmaier, Vice President, Corporate Communications for Greif Inc. Thank you Ms. Strohmaier, you may begin.

Debra Strohmaier

Thank you, Kevin and good morning everyone. As a reminder, you may follow this presentation on the web at Greif.com in the Investor Center under Conference Calls. If you don't already have the earnings release, it is also available on our Website. We are on Slide 2.

The information provided during this morning's call contains forward-looking statements. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those that may be expressed or implied. Some factors that could cause the results or outcomes to differ are on Slide 2 of this presentation in the company’s 2011 Form 10-K, and in other company SEC filings as well as company earnings news releases.

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